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Coalition: Houthis fire 200 missiles on Saudi Arabia

Saudi-led coalition calls for tougher measures in face of Houthis' 'maritime threats'

Coalition: Houthis fire 200 missiles on Saudi Arabia

By Hussein Mohammed


The Houthi rebels have fired around 200 ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia over the last three years, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced Monday.

In his address of journalists on the latest developments of military operations in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesperson of the coalition, said Houthi rebels continue their "violations" to the maritime navigation.

“Houthi militias continue to threaten maritime navigation, ..., there should be stricter measures against their violations," he said, without any specification.

At least 112 civilians died, hundred others were injured by the rockets fired by the Houthis on the Kingdom since 2015, al-Maliki said earlier.

Impoverished Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital, Sanaa.

The conflict escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni-Arab allies launched a massive air campaign in Yemen aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.

The ongoing violence has devastated Yemen’s basic infrastructure, prompting the UN to describe the situation as “one of the worst humanitarian disasters of modern times”.

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